Can I choose my own Chinese name?

To choose a Chinese name for yourself, first start with your surname. You will most likely want to choose from one of the 100 most common Chinese surnames, which actually make up 87% of the population. Usually you would want to choose a surname that sounds similar to your own last name.

How do foreigners choose Chinese names?

Here’s a 3-step process most foreigners follow on how to choose a Chinese name:

  1. ​Find a Chinese friend with a good vocabulary whom you trust.
  2. Select a Chinese surname which sounds similar to your Western surname, e.g. Bell = Bèi, Garcia = Gāo, Maalouf = Mǎ , Vincent = Wēn.

How do you choose auspicious Chinese name?

When you wish to choose an auspicious Chinese name, it is important to follow a systematic approach. Analyse the date of birth and find out the missing Elements. Supplement by adding the missing elements in the name. Then check the character and yin/yang of the surname.

How do Chinese choose names in Singapore?

We ask these parents how they went about picking their children’s Chinese name.

  1. Consult the Experts for the best Chinese name.
  2. Do your Homework.
  3. Continue the Generation Chinese Name Tradition.
  4. Follow your Heart and go with the Flow.

What is a good Chinese name for a boy?

Adorable Chinese Baby Boy Names with Meanings

Name Meaning
Bao Bao is a common Chinese name and it means ‘treasure’.
Li Jie Li Jie is a popular boy’s name in China and it means ‘reason’ or ‘beautiful’.
Wang Lei Wang Lei means ‘Monarch’ or ‘King’.
Zhang Wei Zhang is a popular Chinese name and it means ‘archer’ or ‘extend’.

Do Chinese have middle names?

given name (名字 – míng zì) In Chinese, the family name comes first, followed by the given name. There is no equivalent of a middle name in Chinese. About one in seven people in China have a name that is only two syllables, and very few people have names that are four syllables or more.

How do you introduce your name in Mandarin?

Introducing yourself in a business setting

  1. Chinese: 您好! 我的名字是 (XYZ). 很高兴见到您.
  2. Pinyin: Nín hǎo! Wǒ de míngzì shì (XYZ). Hěn gāoxìng jiàn dào nín.
  3. Translation: Hello! My name is (XYZ). Very happy to see you.
  4. Please note: Here, we use the formal “you -您 (nín)”, rather than the casual “you – 你 (nǐ).”

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